Jennifer Sears teaches creative writing, first year composition, and developmental writing in the English Department at New York City College of Technology.
In 2018, she received a Creative Writing Fellowship in Prose from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and a 2018 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Her works have been published by New York Public Library’s “Simply E,” Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading Series, Witness Magazine, Guernica, Fiction International, Cosmonauts Avenue, and Scoundrel Time among others. She’s also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, and distinction in Best American Short Stories 2016. She has presented scholarly papers on Ralph Waldo Emerson at the American Literary Association and Vladimir Nabokov at the 2019 conference of the Modern Language Association.
She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.